What we do
We are an information service on mining projects and operating mines; our clients comprise suppliers, consultants, contractors and other mining-service companies in Australia and overseas.
AUSTRALIAN MINING PROJECTS OVERSEAS
On 12 March 2018, we are launching a four-month program (March-June) to assist mining-service companies win work on Australian mining projects overseas.
Examples: the KSK copper project in Indonesia (Asiamet Resources), the Bibiani underground gold project in Ghana (Resolute Mining); extension of the Olaroz lithium mine in Argentina (Orocobre).
The four-month program will comprise:
- fortnightly reports on Australian mining projects overseas
- a database of key people responsible for these projects
- a promotional campaign to bring subscribers' products and services to the attention of these key people
Australian mining projects overseas represent, in effect, an expansion of the Australian market for mining-service companies.
Our mining database list all operating mines in Australia and gives details of the key people involved in them (e.g. mining managers, processing managers, maintenance superintendents, procurement personnel).
Updated every six months, the database is a comprehensive and cost-effective marketing tool for those servicing operating mines in Australia.
For further information on our services, including sample material and pricing, please contact us at email@example.com, or 0411 478307 (national) or +61 411 478307 (international).
Source: Stephen Codrington
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WEST AFRICA: EVEN THE DOGS WORE GOLD
14 February 2018
“Round their necks, the dogs wear collars of gold and silver”.
So commented a 10th-century Arab visitor to the court of the old empire of Ghana.
Gold has been produced in West Africa for at least 1,500 years. Between the years 400 and 1500, the region was the world’s largest source of gold.
West Africa continues to attract gold miners from around the world.
For example, in the southeast corner of Mali, the Australian company, Resolute Mining, is planning an underground extension of its operating open-cut mine, Syama.
Underground construction is underway, with production to commence by late 2018.
The same company is also planning the Bibiani gold mine in Ghana, with forecast annual production of 100,000 ounces.
Other significant Australian gold projects in the region include Yaouré in Ivory Coast (Perseus Mining), Makabingui in Senegal (Bassari Resources) and Sanbrado in Burkino Faso (West African Resources).
Perseus Mining already has two operating gold mines in West Africa in the region.
Gold-mining companies from other parts of the world - such as Canada, United States and South Africa - are also active in the region.
Speaking at the Africa Down Under conference in Perth in September 2017, the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, noted that “at least 170 Australian extractives companies are operating across 35 African countries … and have invested more than $30 billion directly” in these countries.
Australia mining companies have a greater presence in Africa than in any other region of the world outside Australia.
And this is likely to continue if the Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group is correct in its view that “resources development will remain a cornerstone of African economic development for the remainder of the 21st century”.